Best of Pre Fall 2019

As many of us emerge from the annual holiday hibernation our minds leap frog over the prospect of Spring Summer 2019 and turn towards planning our collections for Pre Fall 2019. The Print Affair are here to offer you our  favourite prints from the shows to quick start the process. Happy New Year to you all and welcome back!

Ulla Johnson

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Rusty ochres and earthy hues to compliment, the Ulla Johnson collection is a sophisticated colour palette with beautiful feminine prints. We love the wall covering chosen for the shoot as much as the fashion prints, complimenting the fresh vintage twist.

Carolina Herrera

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With a varied collection of prints, Carolina Herrera combines animal, illustrated blooms and ditsies all in one. Pinks and burgundies are constants throughout keeping the colourpalette pretty and great for transitional months.

Chloe

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Chloe have returned with a feminine winter BoHo look, typical of the French fashion house. The collection includes Sarasa and pretty florals entrenched with paisley, a great combination for the winter season.

La Double J

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Featured earlier in the year on The Print Affair, Italian brand La Double J have now become a  highlight in the fashion week schedule. Bold colours and psychedelic pattern, the fashion brand certainly inject fun into the pre fall 19 season. Sumptuous wall paper here again!

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Phillip Lim is bringing back the art of the conversational print. Patterns feeling very loose and hand drawn, this is an exciting new trend to watch for the upcoming season.

Versace

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Versace return with their inimitable bold style: Animal combinations of every kind, chains, baroque style; the collection is instantly recognizable. The dark runway show made the prints stand out even more

Oscar De La Renta

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The Oscar De La Renta Spring collection which had Moroccan and Indian influences went down amazingly with critics and it is great to see that they have amplified the same mood in their autumn collection. Rich textures and colours make this show decedent with bold ornate print statements.

All images from Vogue.com

Christmas Wrapping Paper

Festive wrapping paper is becoming more and more eclectic as the years go on. Foiling, flocking, glitter, novelty, you can now find wrapping paper suited for every type of gift receiver. Here we take a look at what wrapping paper we would like to see under our tree this Christmas:

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The White Company

Festive wrapping paper is becoming more and more eclectic as the years go on. Foiling, flocking, glitter, novelty, you can now find wrapping paper suited for every type of gift receiver. Here we take a look at what wrapping paper we would like to see under our tree this Christmas:

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Anthropologie

Stepping into a more novelty christmas, Anthropologie are jumping onto the well loved sausage dog trend with this fun and very cute wrapping paper suitable for all ages.

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Anthropologie

Many wrapping papers are steering away from the typical christmas motifs we see year on year. We love this astrological printed wrapping paper from Anthropologie which harks back to the massive star trend we saw this time last year across fashion prints.4

Abigale Walker at Selfridges

With Disney releasing their new film this year, The Nutcracker, it is no surprise that Selfridges are offering Nutcracker wrapping paper. Abigale walker offers a lovely range of tasteful novelty printed wrapping paper.

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Oliver Bonas

Always cool and always tasteful, Oliver Bonas have created this ‘naughty or nice’ printed wrapping paper in beautiful type.

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Paperchase

For all of you London dwellers, Paperchase have designed a wrapping paper based on the London Underground. With a play on the stations, this is a fun conversation starter on Christmas Day.

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Rifle Paper

Rifle Paper’s print handwriting is always pretty and tasteful and they have made that no exception over the Christmas period. This Christmas lights design is easy and colourful under the tree.

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Rifle Paper

There is still space for florals over Christmas. We love this leafy floral conversational with a dove, it feels festive yet fashionable.

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Etsy

Etsy is a great place to look for hand printed or originally designed pieces. This design is based on gingerbread pieces which we think is perfect for the whole family.

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Etsy

With novelty Christmas becoming a bigger trend every year, we love this design of dinosaurs wearing winter outfits.

Jacky Puzey

Embroidery Exhibition

Now until 23rd December 2018

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8 Margaret’s Buildings, Bath, BA1 2LP

Jacky Puzey at Allyson McDermott Store in Bath

The exhibition showcases the works of the very talented Jackey Puzey, whose vibrant digital embroideries and stunning upholstered furniture have wowed the cognoscenti worldwide. Having completed a PHD in Fashion, Textiles and Visual Culture at Bath Spa University, Puzey has developed a distinct visual language utilizing a rich combination of techniques and materials to create iconic pieces.

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Jacky specializes in designing and producing digital embroidery for interiors and fashion. Combining traditional embroidery skills with digital technology Jacky uses fur, feathers, tweed and organza with drawings, laser cutting and digital embroidery to explore her distinctive imagery and style. From feral lace to embellished creatures, from feather interior screens, Jacky’s work creates baroque pleasure; forming new fabrics, textures and stories.

 

 

The Peacocks silk wallpaper is inspired by Chinoiserie motifs and historical scenic wallpaper, with a contemporary urban twist. These peacocks peer proudly off a graffiti-d and shadowed concrete urban wall as a background. The peonies have been hand-drawn across the wall, and then re-embroidered using laser cut petals to give depth and detail. The birds have gorgeous silk organza and voile laser cut tails, their feathered necks carrying tattoo and henna patterns.4

 

 

The Koi design on both footstools and silk wallpaper, is inspired by historical tattoos, urban landscapes and Japanese koi carp. The footstool shape references the shapes of lily-pads in a typical Japanese Koi pond.  In Japan these fish are kept for both ornamentation and, in traditional Japanese towns, as functional urban helpers, living in the waterway under the houses and temples, keeping the water clean. Koi are hugely popular as tattoo motifs here where they symbolize endeavor and perseverance.

For this show, Allyson McDermott Studios has also enabled Jacky to create two new wallpapers using Allyson’s collection if Japanese vintage silks papers, a further exciting combination if materials, history and embellished stories.

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jacky@jackypuzey.com

07733054253

Workshop: Unit 15, The Old Co-operative, 38-42 Chelsea Road, Bristol, BS5 6AF  0117 9548019

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Photographer credit Jo Hounsom

Upholsterer LeighAnne Treadwell of Bristol Upholstery Collective

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Robert Vernet – Tie Dye

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The hottest look this week from Robert Vernet studios are these sumptuous tie and dye prints. Echoing the recent trends, these are both colourand texture rich, reflective of the true hand craft.

Design and Colour, the agents for CRV artwork, feel that there is currently a backlash from the over load of photographic techniques and transparent layering of flowers. Our clients now want prints that show off artistic hand made skills such as tie and dye, hand drawn and painted, water colourfluidity, brush marks and generally less regular and predictable execution of design.

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Elton John Fashion Through The Decades

With the highly anticipated John Lewis advert being the talk of the town and Elton John being the star of the show, we take a look at some of his most iconic looks over the years, just like the advert.

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Elton John and Alessandro Michele, Photo Nick Knight, Vogue.com

Being good friends with the design director at Gucci, Alessandro Michele, the singer has always drowned his outfits in sequins and embellished which reflecting the eccentric label’s style. Alessandro has been equally inspired by his Elton, his music idol, even building a collection for Spring Summer 18 around the unashamedly glam and unique style of Elton John.

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Gucci Spring/Summer 18

Here is a look at some of the amazing looks that Elton has performed in so flamboyantly:

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Lavibe.com

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Smoothradio.com

https://www.lalive.com/news/detail/the-many-stage-outfits-of-elton-john

https://www.smoothradio.com/artists/elton-john/elton-johns-greatest-outfits/elton-john-captain-hook/

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Fashion Bloggers to Follow

In a world where everyone loves fashion and a selfie, anyone can become a fashion blogger with the help of some followers. Its hard to know who to follow for the best fashion content with the industry as oversaturated as it is. Here is a look at our favourite influencers filling our instagram feeds with colour and fashion and who love print almost as much as we do:

Pandora Sykes

Writer, fashion consultant and fashion guru Pandora Sykes is one of our favourite bloggers. As co-host to the No1 podcast show ‘The High Low’, Pandora shares her interest in popular culture and fashion through her blog and instagram. Her recent new born is already a style icon in herself

http://www.pandorasykes.com/category/fashion/

Instagram – @pandorasykes

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Style Bubble

One of the original fashion bloggers, Susie Bubble, has built a massive name for herself and is now a massive name in the fashion world for her unique, vibrant style.

http://www.stylebubble.co.uk

Instagram – @susiebubble

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Song Of Style

Interior designer Aimee Song takes gorgeous fashion shots in stunning locations. Her wardrobe relaxed and full of printed gowns.

http://www.songofstyle.com

Instagram: @songofstyle

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Advanced Style

Photographer and author, Ari Seth Cohen, is the creator of Advanced Style, a project devoted “to capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set.” He says, “I feature people who live full creative lives. They live life to the fullest, age gracefully and continue to grow and challenge themselves.” It is one of the most vibrant, uplifting fashion blogs out there.

https://www.advanced.style

@advancedstyle

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The Frugality

London based fashion stylist, Alexandra Stedman, is a lover of high street fashion. Her blog is full of affordable but ever so stylish outfits and she is not afraid to wear bold prints.

@thefrugality

http://the-frugality.com

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Freddie Harrel

Her enchanting smile is enough of a reason to follow fashion blogger Freddie Harrel. Best known for mixing high street with high end and effortlessly owning her looks. We love the vibrancy Freddie brings to our feeds.

@freddieharrel

http://freddieharrel.com

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Robert Vernet at The London Print Design Fair

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Sarah Glyn-Woods of Design and Colour Ltd and Karl Grobelny from Creation Robert Vernet

Sometimes it is important to say things as they are….it is very quiet in the world of printed textiles, clothing manufacture and retail sales. It was therefore no surprise that the Fair was quieter than usual. There were some stunning designs on offer from our friends at Vernet as there were from other studios and sellers of vintage archives.

Just to be totally uncommercial for a moment, what would we do without the wonderful array of vintage garments when foot traffic is slow. There were things that I had worn in the past and even certain items that I have kept and are in suitcases in the loft. There were interesting characters posing in some outrageously wonderful outfits, so thanks for cheering us up and you know who you are!

Recently a friend borrowed a 1970s knitted kaftan to go to a party and my other half pointed her out to my son at the bus stop saying ”well that ‘s a throw back to the past”. He failed to notice it was our friend or that it was one of my many cherished garments that he thinks I should part with.

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Flowers were very much in evidence, as usual, but they were more painterly and some had a vintage cut out feel.Finally the photograph flowers appears to have faded away with the limited exception of some occasional wear seekers.

We had much interest in medium sized and smaller florals with a vintage feel but overall they needed to be very pretty.

Patchworks were popular; squared, diagonal or scarf prints from monochromatic to fresh multi coloured. The most popular flower for me was the poppy which appeared to have sneaked into most floral bouquets or be standing boldly in the forefront. The mixing of the poppy with other flowers and the looser shapes and variegated colour and texture moved the bloom safely away from the flower of remembrance day.

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Laura Newton from Blueye Design and Kate Lerigoleur from CRV13

Tie dyes a la Dior muted palette or in these playful bright colours were also very popular.

These were WGSN’s picks from Robert Vernet:

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Shrimps X Habitat

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Pretty yet cool, Shrimps stand alone in the fashion world with a distinctive handwriting. Celebrated for their expressive prints, the brand have decided to collaborated with homeware brand Habitat to showcase their illustrative hand on home products.

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With a colour pallet of baby pinks, cornflower blues and contrasting monos, this collection feels stylish and contemporary. Fabrics reflect the quality of both brands with short pile velvets and rich cottons and elaborate coloured fur.

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“Breton stripe faux fur throws are draped on painterly print bedding, layered alongside embroidered cushions and hand crafted rugs.” Hannah Weiland; Creative Director of Shrimps

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Crazy creatures and twisted fairytales, the collection is certainly out of the ordinary. We love the contrast of a pretty, feminine colour palette with bold and some what ugly designs, a really exciting new take on interiors for Habitat.

https://www.habitat.co.uk/shrimps

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Lisbon

Lisbon, the charming capital city of Portugal, is full of vibrancy and art on every corner. On a recent trip, I was captivated by all of the patterned buildings created out of tiles. Tiles have been the inspiration for many fashion prints such as the Dolce and Gabanna collection ‘I Love Maiolica’.

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Dolce and Gabanna– I love Maiolica

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Here is a look at some of the lovely pattern I saw around the city

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